Anesthetic Management Of Pheochromocytoma In A Pediatric Patient

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An 11-year-old male with a history of hypertension presented for laparoscopic adrenalectomy. Given positive metanephrines and positive genetic testing for Von Hippel Lindau, he was diagnosed with pheochromocytoma, and started on amlodipine and phenoxybenzamine for hypertension. Central and arterial lines were placed post induction. Surgery was converted to open due to bleeding from right-sided adrenal vein that was difficult to control laparoscopically. Blood products and pressors were given for resuscitation. In this presentation, we will discuss the anesthetic implications and management of pheochromocytoma and its removal during surgery in a pediatric patient.


American Society of Anesthesiology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, October 21-25, 2022.